The questions Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? Why do I suffer? What is the purpose of my life? are considered to be the beginning of spiritual life. In this module we search for answers of those questions in the transcendental teachings of bhakti-yoga.
To live in eternal, loving relationship with Krishna and our fellow souls is our natural state of existence, and the goal of bhakti-yoga is to return to our original, personal identity in the spiritual world – where eternity, knowledge and bliss constitute the essence of all beings. Spiritual realization culminates in re-awakening our dormant love for Krishna, and in order to do this, we must first get re-acquainted with Him. Therefore, the Prayojana module introduces Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His many qualities and manifestations. Among the questions we explore are: What does it mean to be ultimately liberated? Who is Krishna? What is He like? What does Krishna have to do with me? What are the qualities of a pure devotee of Krishna? What are the holy days and places recognized in ISKCON?
- Teacher: Labangalatika dasi